Student Groups

Wondering what student groups we have on campus? Learn about what student groups are on offer at Whitireia and WelTec, and see where you can get involved.


LEAP (Leadership, Engagement, Action & Participation) is a Whitireia and WelTec leadership development programme that connects students with the local community and industry. It’s an opportunity for you to meet new people, volunteer and participate in a variety of fun events both on, and off campus. We also hold social events that help bring all LEAP students together to meet and have fun. 

LEAP is about building on 4 key elements: Leadership, Engagement, Action & Participation. Primarily focused on community engagement but we do hold workshops with guest speakers giving examples from their journeys and relate back to LEAP. Networking is another key aspect LEAP provides, as it’s a great place to meet fellow students and make connections too.

The workshops have been led by outstanding people, like Matt Lamason from Peoples Coffee and Lower Hutt mayor Campbell Barry, who discuss their journey in relation to LEAP. We hold social events for the LEAP group throughout the year too.

You can find us at any of the Learning Commons spaces across Porirua, Petone and Te Auaha campuses:

Porirua – Te Kete Wananga/Library
Petone – Learning Commons, level 1, T-block
Te Auaha – Ground Floor, Mezzanine floor behind the elevators.

Get in touch:

Call 0800 141 121

Email us

Please note: New applications for the LEAP programme will be in July

Rainbow Rendezvous

Rainbow is a multi-campus student group dedicated to supporting and raising awareness of LGBTQIA+ matters on behalf of both our students and staff.

Rainbow is a social, educational, safe support network for all LGBTQIA+ students and staff. We extend this support to all those in your circle: allies, friends, family, whānau and 'aiga. We are connected with a number of external agencies who we work with to provide appropriate support, networking and referrals.


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